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Content tagged with Networking posted in July 2006
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Researcher Developing Anti-RFID Device
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
Researchers say they have completed a device that prevents radio frequency identification tags from being read.
Free Tool Scans Sites For Threats
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
The tool, dubbed "LinkScanner" by Exploit Prevention Labs will compete with better-known site raters such as McAfee's SiteAdvisor.
Study: More wireless protocols to integrate
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
A study from WTRS forecasts integration of as many wireless protocols as possible into one chipset and thus one device.
Skype Announces Four VoIP Over Wi-Fi Phones
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
Skype today announced four Wi-Fi phones that will let Skype users make free Skype calls using any Wi-Fi network. The phones will be pre-loaded with Skype software, and will let
Cisco Patches Several CS-MARS Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
Cisco has reported several vulnerabilities in its Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (CS-MARS) appliances that could allow remote attackers to gain unauthorized access to the appliance and view
Juniper Delays Earnings Results Amid Stock Option Investigation
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
Juniper Networks Wednesday was unable to release full details of its second-quarter financial results because an investigation into its stock options has turned up some irregularities that could impact its
Nortel Wins Verizon Wireless Deal
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
Nortel has won a deal to upgrade Verizon Wireless's high-speed network beginning in the third quarter.
Intel Will Beat AMD To Market With Quad-Core Processors
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
Intel plans to ship quad-core chips for the x86 market later this year, reaching the market ahead of AMD's mid-2007 plans.
Blogging Is All About Me
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
A new study turns up some interesting findings about bloggers and blogging. For instance, only about 1 out of 10 bloggers focus on politics and government.
Vonage Denies Spyware Charges
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
Vonage denies that it uses spyware to deliver its advertising, as charged yesterday by spyware researcher Ben Edelman.
Aruba, AirWave Team To Offer WLAN Management Tools
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
Aruba Networks and AirWave Wireless have teamed up to provide enterprises with an integrated solution to migrate their legacy wireless local area networks to a more up-to-date centralized architecture.
Vulnerability Found In D-Link Routers
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
A buffer overflow vulnerability discovered several D-Link wired and wireless routers could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and potentially compromise entire networks.
Cablevision Touts Consumer VoIP Wins, Eyes Business Users
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Cablevision says its Optimum Voice service, a widely-deployed VoIP service, is growing faster than expected.
Freeswitch: The New Open-Source Telco Switch
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Can this open-source project undermine the market for high performance telephony switches?
Microsoft, Nortel Partner To Deliver Communications
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
The pair will deliver email, instant messaging, VoIP, and conferencing in one unified communications platform.
Infineon Touts First UWB Transceiver
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Infineon has finalized the tapeout of a dual-band ultrawideband transceiver that it claims will beef up mobile devices for broadband communications.
Vonage Ads Delivered Via A Dozen Spyware Makers: Report
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Vonage engages in "widespread and substantial spyware-delivered advertising" with notorious spyware vendors, and its ads are sometimes displayed at sexually explicit sites, says well-known anti-spyware researcher Ben Edelman
Hiring Hackers: Would You Ever Trust Your Network Security To An Ex-Thief?
Commentary  |  7/18/2006  | 
As the saying goes, if you can't beat them join them. But in the case of ex-hackers who abandon their criminal lives to pursue careers in corporate security, these security wizards often have already beaten the system and are now choosing to exploit it further by profiting from the expertise they gained at the expense of the organizations they once menaced.
Microsoft And Xen Team For Virtualization
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
With this move, Microsoft is expanding its support of virtualization in its most advanced software, and is doing so in a way that uses fewer system resources than past approaches.
High-Priced Search Terms Vulnerable To Click Fraud
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
Click fraud is often used by competitors to drive up the online advertising costs of rivals. It's also used by some Web site operators to increase revenues.
FeedBurner Buys Blogbeat
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
The combined online service is expected to provide FeedBurner customers with the ability to compare data on feed subscribers and blog visitors.
Desktop PC Ownership Stagnates, Poll Says
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
Desktop PC ownership was stagnant for the first time in 2005, but an increase in laptop and notebook sales appears to be closing the digital divide.
WAN Services Vendor Straitshot Targets VoIP
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
Straitshot Communications, a Bellevue, Wash., vendor specializing in WAN services for bandwidth-hungry applications like VoIP, on Monday launched a new channel program for solution providers serving small and midsize businesses.
Product Announcement: Reactivity v4.4
Commentary  |  7/17/2006  | 
Reactivity has announced availability of its newest family of XML-SOA products and they're not only looking sexy, but have some great new features designed to assist in speeding up your SOA initiative....
HP Develops Grain-Size Wireless Chip
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
Hewlett-Packard has developed a miniature wireless data chip the company said could broaden access to digital content in the physical world.
The Next Data Breach Could Mean Your IT Job
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
From the VA to Ohio University, IT pros have lost their jobs over lost data. Businesses, meanwhile, refuse to take security training seriously.
IBM To Support Xen Virtualization Software For Suse 10 Linux
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
IBM will also allow management of Xen virtual machines under IBM's Virtualization Engine, allowing IT managers to use familiar IBM management software to provision and manage multiple Xen virtual machines.
Cops, 3Com Roust Router Rip-off
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Cops, crooks and cases of loot. It's about as exciting as things get in the channel. File this one under: When small VARs go bad.
Social Networking Sites For Businesses Set To Take Off
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
As MySpace.com shows, people love to talk about themselves. Offering this opportunity to customers will give businesses a competitive edge.
Special Report: Standards Rule
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
IT execs love to hate the organizations that write technology standards--groups plagued by vendor influence and prone to indecision. Still, standards shape information technology as well as the business IT
Special Report: Standards Rule: Security
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Two of the standards driving the security industry--PCI DSS and 802.1X--will have as much strategic impact on the enterprise as technological.
Special Report: Standards Rule: Infrastructure
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Thanks to Ethernet, the infrastructure space has had it easy in terms of standards. But we're not immune to them, and these standards are making our complex infrastructures even easier
Special Report: Standards Rule: Enterprise Applications
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
The move to service-oriented architecture application standards provides unprecedented interoperability between applications supporting its base standards, for both ISVs and the enterprise.
Special Report: Standards Rule: Wireless
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Expect to see an array of wireless systems tied together by higher-layer standards like IMS. Integrating those technologies in a way that allows a wide range of devices to move
Special Report: Standards Rule: Management
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
As enterprises adopt standards-based best practices to boost efficiency and comply with a growing number of regulations, management standards have become more important than ever.
Special Report: Standards Rule: Storage and Servers
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Let's face it: Speed is everything. And the serial revolution is finally making its way to a server near you, with disk and I/O performance you've only dreamed about.
IBM Releases Security Tool To Fight Denial Of Service Attacks, Worms
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
IBM has launched new software that will allow IT departments, telecom service providers and IT outsourcing companies to respond proactively to security threats like denial of service attacks and worms
Special Report: Standards Rule: Messaging
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Consumers and businesses alike are looking to overcome interoperability problems so as to integrate multivendor communication technologies.
Cisco Discloses Critical IPS Vulnerability
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
Cisco yesterday announced yet another vulnerability, this time in the company's Intrusion Prevention System.
Judge May Seek Further Review Of Telephone Company Mergers
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
A federal judge apparently has expressed doubts about the acquisitions of MCI and AT&T by Verizon Communications and SBC Communications.
Study: Consumers Favor Cable TV Phone Service
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
Customer satisfaction for cable TV telephone service ranked higher than traditional phone service.
AnchorFree's Growth Strategy: Make Wi-Fi Free, Secure
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
AnchorFree's combo of hot spots and hot zones and has attracted nearly 11,000 members around the world and is netting "hundreds of downloads a day," says company's founder.
Wi-Fi Is More Popular Than iPods: Report
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
Wireless networking is more popular than the ubiquitous iPod, and even more popular than the home telephone, according to a new study by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
EMC and RSA: A New Day for Data Security
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
EMC's acquisition of RSA gives the company a competitive advantage in the information security space and a golden opportunity to lead the market in a new direction.
Cisco Wireless Bugs--Deja Vu?
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
Bugs were recently found in Cisco's Wireless Control System that appear similar to past problems affecting its Wireless LAN Solution Engine. In each case, fixes required new code. But
Give Flash a Chance
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
Player 9 has serious improvements over its predecessor, including more options for programmers and faster content rendering. If you've dismissed Flash in the past, it's a good time to take
Crash Course: XSLT and XPath in Your Organization
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
To make the most of company data, you must keep up with the changes in its flow--among users, applications and systems. An understanding of XSLT and XPath is essential to
Video Conferencing Resuscitates Hospitals' Interpreter Services
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
With 60 percent to 70 percent of its patients speaking little or no English, three hospitals pool their interpreters through a VoIP/video conferencing link to improve patient care and
Cisco Details New VoIP, Router Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/12/2006  | 
Cisco Wednesday revealed a pair of vulnerabilities, one in its Unified CallManager 5.0 software, the other in the Web-based interface used to configure Cisco routers.
Voice Phishing Scams On The Rise
News  |  7/12/2006  | 
Scammers have begun using the telephone to harvest data for use in identity theft and credit card fraud, and voice-over-IP is making it easier for them to cover their tracks.
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